Super Boat Expo changes dates

SARASOTA, Fla. – Super Boat Expo, the new boat show featuring high-performance speedboats as well as fast fishing boats carrying at least 500 horsepower, has changed its dates from late May to March 31-April 2, organizers reported in a recent release.

Bob Black, Super Boat Expo president, said the dates for the show were set early last September, but then in December SBI/APBA scheduled a race in Marathon, Fla. on the May dates.

“Then the Offshore Super Series also scheduled a race for the same May dates-this one in Fort Myers, practically in Sarasota’s back yard,” Black said. “We had some exhibitors tell us they couldn’t come because they were going racing that weekend.”

Black said his team looked at the calendar and found a high-performance Poker Run had been scheduled for Sarasota March 31-April 2.

“These are exactly the people we’re looking for…both the participants and the people who come to look at these boats,” he said. “We jumped on the dates and the 95,000 square foot Sarasota/Bradenton Convention Center was able to switch months for us. We queried our exhibitors about the date change and they approved the new dates.”

Super Boat Expo may be reached at 813-633-1101 or at

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